Bedminster St John the Baptist, Somerset Genealogy
Guide to Bedminster St John the Baptist, Somerset family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Bedminster St John the Baptist, Somerset|
Former St John The Baptist Bedminster
|Hundred||Bristol City; Hartcliffe and Bedminster|
|Poor Law Union||Bedminster|
|Parish registers: 1643; Separate registers exist for Bishopsworth beginning 1844|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1598; Separate records exist for Bishopsworth beginning 1844|
|Diocese||Pre-1845 - Bath and Wells; Post-1844 - Bristol|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Somerset Record Office|
BEDMINSTER (St. John the Baptist), a parish, and the head of a union, partly in the county of the city of Bristol, and partly in the hundred of Hartcliffe with Bedminster, E. division of Somerset, 1½ mile (S. by W.) from Bristol, containing the tythings of Bishport and Knowle. St. Paul's district church. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Methodists.
The former parish church of St John the Baptist was destroyed by fire. The church was burnt out on 24th November 1940 when it was hit by an incendiary bomb, the remains of the church were cleared away in 1967 leaving a small park.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Bedminster St John the Baptist, Somerset Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|MARR = Somerset Marriages (findmypast) - (£)|
|BEDMINSTER ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH Online Records|
||1599-1624, 1806-1830|| |
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 288785.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Somerset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 12 September 2013.
- 'Somerset Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 16 October 2013.
- 'Somerset Marriages', findmypast (WayBack Machine), accessed 30 April 2014.
- E 179 Database, The National Archives, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/, accessed 8 August 2013.